Tiger Woods called for a “safer, unified society” following the death of George Floyd.
Woods made his statement Monday on his personal Twitter account.
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) June 2, 2020
“My heart goes out to George Floyd, his loved ones and all of us who are hurting right now,” Woods began his statement. “I have always had the utmost respect for our law enforcement. They train so diligently to understand how, when and where to use force. This shocking tragedy clearly crossed that line.” (RELATED: Here Are All The Celebrities Who Joined George Floyd Protests Over The Weekend)
“I remember the LA riots and learned that education is the best path forward,” Woods continued. “We can make our points without burning the very neighborhoods that we live in. I hope that through constructive, honest conversations we can build a safer, unified society.”
Woods’ comments come after Floyd’s death sparked protests and riots in cities across the U.S.
As previously reported, Floyd died while in custody of the Minnesota Police Department. Video footage filmed by bystanders shows now-former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck for roughly nine minutes.
Chauvin has since been charged with murder in the 3rd degree and manslaughter.